"Songs that tell stories about life on the road.
Songs of loneliness and alienation. Songs about the beauty of nature and its fragile changing persistence. Stories of underdogs, their wildly quest for freedom and their refuse to back down.
Songs of and for hobos."
The Trees like Torches is the stage name of 27 year old german songwriter Simon Hermann. After a long musical journey playing in rockbands and traditional music, he finally started writing his own folksongs on guitar.
Back in December 2015 The Trees like Torches published his first EP called "From the Shed". A limited edition of handstamped cardboard digifiles. The EP was recorded during two week "Songwriters on the Road" tour through mid and east Germany.
2016 was a year dedicated to travel. France, Spain, USA and Canada were on the itinerary. He spent most time exploring Canadas folk music scene, the native culture and busking from coast to coast. A journey recently led to a temporary settlement in British Columbias Cariboo Area.
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